Pupils from Years 5 and 6 represented the school at Quadkids Athletics in the Exeter and Mid Devon School Games at St Luke’s on Tuesday 5th June. In a Quadkids competition every pupil has to sprint 75metre, complete a 600metre run, perform a standing long jump and complete a throw before a final relay at the end.
In ideal conditions the pupils were split into two teams and sent to compete in their respective events. There were a number of excellent performances with a number of 1st place finishes in the sprint and 600metre races, jumps of over 2metres30, in one case achieving a remarkable 2metres70, and throws measuring 30metres. Finally to complete the activity the team won 3 out of the 4 relays they competed in, with the girls performance being particularly breath-taking.
After enjoying a well-earnt lunch the groups gathered to learn the final results in the team and individual competitions. In the Boys competition pupils from Broadclyst finished second, third, fourth and fifth with Joel earning a bronze medal and Ben a silver, while in the Girls competition Harriet finished first, earning herself a gold medal. More great news was to follow, one team representing the school finished in a commendable sixth place, while the other team which consisted of; Harriet, Olivia, Lucy, Zoe, Joel, Daniel, Ben and Otto finished in first place earning the school a place in the county finals on the 20th June, a great achievement by all involved!